I have a WRT54GS, firmware version 7.50.2 that was setup on Feb 22, 2008. It has been working flawlessly through two moves and two computers. I just got a Win7 desktop machine that is wired to the router with two laptops running wireless.
Before changing out the new machine I tried connecting with the router on the old PC (XP Pro) using 192.168.1.1 but couldn't get a connection. I could, however, connect using the EasyLink Advisor. Now, with the new machine I still cannot connect using 192.168.1.1. Since everything seems to be working I'm not too concerned about that but I was wondering if the EasyLink Advisor software that was good for XP and Vista would install on Windows 7 Pro, or is there an updated version of that program. I did look at Cisco's site but couldn't find much about it.
As I mentioned, things seem to be working as far as Internet Connections, wired and wireless, so I didn't want to go willy-nilly changing anything or buggering up software.
Ron, I have not messed around with the old Easy Link Advisor software, but if it runs ok in XP and Vista, more than likely it will be fine with Win 7.
Worst case scenario, you can always remove it if it fails to work, but I don't think there is any real risk of messing anything up by trying.
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Thanks for that suggestion, Pete. I think I just might try that and see what happens. I've tried several times again to get in with the 192.168.1.1 but didn't have any luck from the Browser. Funny thing was, I found an Excel file with that link embedded and clicked on it. Ha! It went right to it. Go figure. Anyhow, I had seen the grumblings about no support for the EasyLink file any longer. I was hesitant to try it on the Win7 machine but think I will.
For what it's worth . . . Win 7, 64 bit, doesn't seem to like The EasyLink program. Just says words to the effect that the program is not compatible with current version of Windows and to look for an updated file. There apparently isn't one, but since I'm able to access the router with the link in the Excel file I can manage the Linksys from that.
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I'd bet you have a software firewall or other security software blocking you. Or, a non-default config.
Just today I hooked up that exact same model and version router to an old P4 XPsp3 box for testing. It's running Avast, ZA and using Opera as browser.
Soon as I plugged in the cat-5, both XP and ZA picked up the new network and asked what to do. After allowing it as an Internet connection in XP and ZA, it came up on the first try in Opera using the default 192.168.1.1 address. I'd done a factory reset of it sine I bought it used, so I knew that would work.
Perhaps your router is set to https rather then the default http?
Also, you could try using a Linux Live CD, that would get Windows and related software out of the equation.
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Hmmmm, I wonder.
You are spot on, sir! It is https and I've been using just http. I shall raise a cup of coffee in your honor! Thank you very much.
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Cheers mate, glad I could help.